Dubai, United Arab Emirates In celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan artist Rowaida Hakim has incorporated her signature strips of gold leaf onto variously sized abstract canvases with Arabic messages for peace and positivity.
“These are quotes about hope, beauty and the happiness of life,” says the artist. “I want everyone to feel a sense of love and joy when they look at my paintings.”Charity is a very important part of Islam and is even more significant during Ramadan.
Through her paintings, Hakim aims to offer through her art ways for people to recognize the beauty and happiness around them. Like her previous works, these new paintings also portray natural scenes, such as floral arrangements, butterflies, the night sky and scenes of springtime. In addition to gold leaf, this time she has also incorporated copper leaf.
One of the highlights of the new works is called Ramadan Nights, revealing the magic of the nighttime; the glittering stars in the sky and coupled with a variety of phrases and Arabic alphabets that signify love. Viewers will fall in love with Hakim’s exuberant depictions, which bring enthusiasm and optimism to any space.
The Ramadan Collection can be viewed each day from Sunday, 5 May until Thursday, 16 May 2019 from 10:30 to 3:30pm at Rowaida Interiors JBC 3 Tower, Cluster Y, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, UAE